Active Standard ASTM D4468 | Developed by Subcommittee: D03.05
Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
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Significance and Use
This test method can be used to determine specification, or regulatory compliance to requirements, for total sulfur in gaseous fuels. In gas processing plants, sulfur can be a contaminant and must be removed before gas is introduced into gas pipelines. In petrochemical plants, sulfur is a poison for many catalysts and must be reduced to acceptable levels, usually in the range from 0.01 to 1 ppm/v. This test method may also be used as a quality-control tool for sulfur determination in finished products, such as propane, butane, ethane, and ethylene.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of sulfur gaseous fuels in the range from 0.001 to 20 parts per million by volume (ppm/v).
1.2 This test method may be extended to higher concentration by dilution.
This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1914 Practice for Conversion Units and Factors Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
D4045 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Hydrogenolysis and Rateometric Colorimetry
ICS Number Code 75.160.30 (Gaseous fuels)